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Angel Oak, South Carolina

Spending time exploring the coast of South Carolina was time well spent.  Old plantation locations settled in among aging, mossy trees and green country roads naturally spark curiosity and adventure.  While hanging around the Charleston area, I found so many featured spots of interest that are highly under reported.  And photographically, it’s a wonderful place to play.

Among other places on my list to visit, the Angel Oak tree was on the top.  This little private park can come with lots of protection and lots of people visiting.  So to photograph it, you have to be patient.  Angel Oak is said to be one of the oldest living oak trees east of the Mississippi River. It stands 65 feet (20m or 6 stories) tall, is 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and an area of 17,000 square feet is shaded by its looming reach. The largest branch reaches 187 feet.  It’s age is estimated to be close to 400 years old!

These native Southern live oaks are often found in the lowland country of the coastal Carolinas or the “Lowcountry”.  They tend to grow sprawling outward more than upward but, due to its historic age, the Angel Oak shatters many of these records.  Its branches radiate in all directions, with some snaking underground and then growing back up above the surface.



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Judge's Comment: "WOW...A striking landscape, beautifully captured and processed!"

Landscape Photography Magazine Home Splash Screen Feature Sept 2020

One Eyeland Awards 2020 GOLD Awarded

WPE Europe Awards 2020 Silver Awarded

YouPic Inspiration Featured 2020

ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice Award, Highly Commended Award 2020

OneEyeland Photo of the Day Aug 2020

Shoot The Frame Finalist Award August 2020

GlobalCapture IG Feature 2020

Longexposure Shots IG Featured Post 2020

RISE Int'l Photography Awards 2020 Bronze

ND Awards 2020 Honorable Mention

BetterPhoto Oct 2020 2nd Place Winner

EPSON Int'l Pano Awards 2020 Silver Awarded

Siena Int'l Photography Awards 2021 Shortlist Finalist


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